The municipality of Rotterdam is looking for proven technology solutions to transform contaminated organic waste into useful chemicals and material components. They are looking to implement solutions that can increase efficiency and upgrade performance of municipal waste management processes.
High efficiency waste separation & recovery
Separating organic waste from polluted municipal organic waste streams enabling material recovery and recycling goal of 98%. Cascading materials from organic waste fragments using circular principles that extract components of the highest value possible leaving only compostable waste or fuels.
Example solutions include: fermentation, composting, rendering, anaerobic digestion magnetic, hydraulic, floatation, gravity and more
Improved waste conversion & new materials
Converting organic waste into materials, chemicals and products such as cellulose, bio chemicals, fibers and fuels that can be repurposed for the construction, chemical or energy industry.
Example outputs include: platform chemicals, sugars, paint, ethanol, biofuel and more
What's in it for you?
Access to the Municipality of Rotterdam’s network of partners such as the Port of Rotterdam and local investors
Access to experts in the field of municipal waste
This is a global challenge that welcomes solutions from all over the world. Participation requirements are:
TRL level of 6+
Capable of providing research regarding the solution and what the output can be
The technology must comply with high environmental standards
Reduction of Carbon Emissions in the value chain has a preference
Ability to work in Rotterdam with municipal organic waste
Willingness to collaborate with the city of Rotterdam to develop a pilot or feasibility study (which will require or eventually require on site activities)
The deadline for applications is midnight June 8th, 2021 (CEST)
The final nominees will be announced on the 24th of June 2021
The dealmaking meetings will occur from June to July, 2021